Happy Labor Day, everyone! Today, we celebrate all of those mothers who are in labor giving birth to us, so put your legs up, grunt real hard and scream at a loved one that they are a “bastard” or a “weasel-d*cked moron who isn’t even the real father.” You’ve earned this day, male or female, though I’m not sure how men earned a Labor Day. Do I have this celebration right? Any hoo! University of Seinfeld Dean Kremer made his major league debut yesterday vs. the Yankees, going 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 7 Ks. The Orioles acquired Dean Kremer from an Animal House cosplay kegger, where he was lecturing kids on alcohol–Wait, hearing now he was acquired from the Dodgers in the Machado trade. He led the minors in strikeouts in 2018 and 2019, which is a backhanded minor league compliment. If you’re in the minors leading the league in something, it means you’re good enough to excel (check) but not good enough to push your cheap club to promote you (check). Though, in fairness to Kremer, the O’s are especially thrifty, as anyone watching one at-bat with Mountcastle can attest — dude looks like he could’ve been up two years ago, spitting on tough pitches. Kremer looks like he could struggle with command against a better lineup. The curve was the standout pitch, freezing hitters. The fastball look fine (94-5 MPH), if he commands it well. Overpowering? Far from it. He seemed to control the fastball better than the offspeed pitches, so he could be a sneaky backend fantasy pitcher in 2021. For this year, I’m looking at the Streamonator over owning him. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

DJ Stewart – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer with all three coming in the last two days. *touches front pocket, hears sizzle sound, pulls out from the crotch area of pants a hot schmotato*

Anthony Santander – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. Sounds like he’s going to miss the rest of the year. That sucks for my fantasy teams, and for him, I imagine.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER (4 unearned), 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.63 vs. Keegan Akin – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.08. Cole was out-pitched by Akin. I will now stick my head out a window and cackle at the moon.

Gleyber Torres – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the IL on Saturday, and didn’t start on Sunday. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department handed to his co-workers a written note that read, “I forgot my mask at home, but I had masking tape and white bread, which is why I have this on my face.”

Deivi Garcia – Sounds like he’ll be up mid-week to start again vs. the Jays. As his Friday start showed (and Clarke Schmidt’s relief appearance), in redraft leagues, these guys could be good, but they are very risky. In a lot of leagues, the Streamonator is better than rookie-nookie.

Kwang-Hyun Kim – Hit the IL with a kidney ailment. He might pitch again this year, but looks like it won’t be for at least week or two. In his place, Carlos Martinez is ready to go on Tuesday. C-Mart will likely be limited by having not thrown in a game in a month and not being a good starter in two years.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .317. Au Shizz!

Tommy Edman – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .263. He only has one steal on the year, which is disappointing, but the Cards also have half a season left, unlike their opponent last night, who are 60% done with the season. Yup, totally normal stuff.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer. HR to the Izzo!

Chris Paddack – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.75. On one hand, he’s going to be much cheaper next year. On the other hand, this year sucks to own him. On a third hand that is candle made out of a hand dipped into wax, I’m not sure I trust him anymore.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .311. FTJ! Fun the Jewels! He sparks joy in my jewels.

Tejay Antone – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.49. Long overdue to discuss Tejay Rookie before he Shatner’s all over le Majors. Tejay had TJ in 2017, and has regained his velocity, pumping 96 MPH fastballs, but has never shown the ability to miss bats, like this year — minor league ~8 K/9. Command can also be an adventure, and he’s old for his lack of experience (27 in December). Feels like a guy who impresses on his 1st look, then flames out.

Mitch Keller – Could rejoin the Pirates in the next week after falling victim to the dreaded, mysterious oblique. With only time for him to throw a few starts, and maybe not for longer than a few innings, I don’t have the itch for Mitch.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .243. The Greek God of Hard Contact hit that one off Kuhl in a protest to all Greek diners trying to put a coal-fire pizza oven in their kitchens. Stick to your rotating spits!

Brandon Woodruff – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.91. Loved this guy in the preseason, and he’s just barely above Paddack, almost a tie. Call him Lime Wedge. Ya know, just above a Pad Thai.

Shane Bieber – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.25, as he moved his record to 7-0. He now has a better record than any other Bieber.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.78. I am loving my Marlins pitchers! Bet you didn’t expect me to say that. Then you weren’t paying attention in the 17-month preseason, because I had multiple Marlins pitchers in tiers I would draft, and I own them. Plus, Sixto. Muah!

Trevor Rogers – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.00. The universe says there can only be one good T. Rogers per year, which is really hurting the Giants’ and Twins’ relievers. Streamonator hates Rogers’s next start, but I could see streaming him if desperate, and who isn’t?

Starling Marte – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (6), hitting .306. Welcome to the Miami Marlins starring Starling Marte with featured guest, Starling the Marlin, and introducing, Starling “Not Matt Joyce” Marte!

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.74. Or as Drunk SpongeBob would say, “yOU nEEd tO DRAft aCEs.”

Randy Arozarena – 3-for-4, and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and three homers in his last three games, but that’s, like, five games ago. Could be worth picking up, or ignoring completely. So hard to say with Cash.

Justus Sheffield – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.34. Quietly having a little bit of a breakout. Hopefully it stays quiet, and no one picks up on it. Justus.

Justin Dunn – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.09. I saw he was a guy on the weekly pitcher planner as a guy to “STREAM,” and I was like, “Aw, sookie!” Then realized I was looking at Sunday and not Monday, and I almost bid $45 for Dunn in weekly FAAB, because I have lots of smarts.

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer. He’s cooled off a bit–I’M MESSIN’! He’s hitting .315. What do you want from him? He was freakin’ free in drafts!

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4, and his 8th homer, hitting .179. His home run was a moonshot, which was measured as 433 feet, but with gravity different on the moon, who’s to say the actual distance?

Leody Taveras – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .238, as he hits leadoff. I don’t know for sure, but I think Leody Taveras is Willy Taveras in a sugar-coated shell.

Tony Gonsolin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.76. As I mentioned in Friday’s Buy column, this was a Streamonator pick, and I’m not sure you can drop him.

Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .331. If I’m being honest, I kinda don’t trust anything from this season, like this whole season is Adam from the Netflix show, Dark, but if we are to trust it, Corey Seager is becoming a superstar. Or maybe him and Cody Bellinger are trading good and bad outcomes, like Adam and Martha (if I have anything right about the show Dark, which I likely don’t).

Matt Kemp – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he returned to Dodger Stadium. Who says you can’t go home again? What did you say, the restraining order against you? Oh, yeah, that’s prolly a good reason.

Madison Bumgarner – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 8.44, as he returned from the IL to lead the Diamondbacks to a 5th place finish in the NL West? To help the Diamondbacks secure the 1st draft pick next year? Not entirely sure, honestly, why he returned. For the rest of his career, you’d like to see Bumgarner follow Kershaw into the light, but seems more like it’s F-Her ‘n Bum in the dark.

Donovan Solano – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .344. Just went to look at his player page, expecting to come away impressed and, well, um, interjection, not so much.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.70. If you started Skubal in Minnesota, your pants’ cantaloupes might be bigger than the marbles in your melon.

Willi Castro – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week. Willi or won’t he? Castro or can’t say? Shooting craps or crap? Shoots and two latters.

Victor Reyes – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 6th steal, hitting .318. If you’re struggling for steals, and who isn’t, then I’d look at Victor Reyes, who is doing what we wanted from Treat Urner, while Treat does what we wanted from Cody Bellinger.

Bryan Garcia – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.69, as he got his 1st save. Did I just make up the name Bryan Garcia? Give me more credit than that. If I were making up a closer name, I’d name him something like Chuck Fiery. In the last two days, Jose Cisnero and Gregory Soto went poo, and Buck Farmer is the visual representation of a big bag of poo in overalls. Don’t think this team is worth speculating on, but as always, go with the guy who actually got a save.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .314. When you see Freeman, do you see an aging rocker singing Free Bird being watched by a pigeon who is mimicking him by singing Freeman? Meh, maybe it’s just me.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .320. OZUNA has eye on MVP. OZUNA bought Willie Hernandez’s MVP off eBay.

Josh Tomlin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.77 vs. Patrick Corbin – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.34. 2020 pitching: Where Positive and Negative Regression Never Happens.

Teoscar Hernandez – Hits the IL, and sounds done for the year. In related news, we’re all cursed. I don’t know which voodoo priest got us, but if I had to guess it was when I stepped on the toe of the guy at Cinnabon who had face paint and a nose ring. Yeah, he cursed us.

Rowdy Tellez – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 8th homer. Between facing the Grade-A garbage that is the Red Sox, and hitting in the Buffalo Wild Winds Stadium, I’m all-in on any marginal Jays, and with Teoscar out, grab Tellez.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .290. Owned in 82% of leagues, so he’s less available than Tellez, but should be unavailable.

Robbie Ray – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.51. Robbie Ray seeing a Quote of the Day calendar, “Wherever you go, there you are,” and crying.

Bobby Dalbec – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, which has come in a week since his call-up. As someone who owns him, it’s pretty puzzling when he sits out or bats at the bottom of the order. Yesterday, the Red Sox had two catchers in their top five hitters. Oh…*climbs to the top of Machu Picchu*…kay.

Jose Peraza – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1). I told you he was a sleeper! *slowly backpedals out room, and enters a room of Peraza drafters, dodges thrown tomato*

Matt Harvey – 2 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 11.70. Jokes aside, how is Harvey in the league? He’s sucked for like five years now, and he sleeps with his teammates’ wives. Is he like some kind of clubhouse morale booster because everyone bonds over hating him?

Edward Olivares – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Is there time to cyclops because I’m hella intrigued by this guy. I’m like a pimento poking around in this Olivares.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .179. Fun fact! Edwin Encarnacion is the first person to hit .179 while passing for 179.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.19, but left yesterday’s game with lower back soreness. As soon as I read his injury update somewhere else, I will repackage that information for you in a fun, easy-to-digest blurb.

Seth Lugo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.05. Lugo might be on all my fantasy teams next year. He feels like a guy who will be drafted around the 50th starter off the board and return a fantasy number two.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.69. Next year, Bieber or deGrom? Yeah, prolly deGrom, and I’m not drafting either, but Bieber has age way on his side.

Pete Alonso – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (9, 10). Al…2xbombso! Make love to my pants!

Jeff McNeil – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .291. Yikes. One homer? Castle Woofenstein.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .226. Statcast clocked Wilson Ramos on his home trot with an hourglass.

Brandon Nimmo – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .256. Nimmo is wet and fishy!

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 8 ER, 13 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.61. Looks like Dusty Baker found his newest workhorse. Call him, a Frarabian Horse.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .284. Just thought of something. You know how Mike Bolsinger is suing the Astros because he claims their cheating forced him to suck, and out of the game? I wonder if Tucker has a lawsuit because he could’ve been called up sooner if the Astros’ hitters sucked.

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games. Game temperature was 108 degrees in Anaheim. That’s Fahrenheit. The Angels retired the Kelvim scale.

Lance McCullers – Hit the IL with neck irritation. Obviously from watching line drives get shot back over his infielders.

Jose Altuve – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. Due to his size and precariousness of the injury, the doctor he went to was an 8-year-old who had won 12 straight games of Operation, and when Altuve heard a buzz, he swung at a changeup.

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andfog99
andfog99
1 year ago

Rank Tellez, Grichuk, and Winker ROS?

eddie
eddie
1 year ago

pick 2 grisham or meadows lourdes gurriel mondesei

8 team league on base runs average rbi HR SB

Dan Rydell
Dan Rydell
1 year ago

Plesac is looking awesome once again. Has me second guessing my current trade offer. Thoughts on the following trade?

Eloy and Plesac
For
Trevor Story and Matthew Boyd

Dan Rydell
Dan Rydell
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey and I agree on Story’s value. Just curious though, in a vacuum, what value would you have to get to trade away a top five player? Would a 2nd round talent and 4th round talent be enough? Two 2nds? Or would you ever trade away a top 5 player for anything less than another firsts rounder and some change?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Catcher question!!!

14T obp, slg

Molina or Stassi? Stassi has the better metrics but Molina has a bunch of double headers coming up.

Thanks

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

It’s OK to talk about Mondesi this season… not that there is much to talk about!

I’m stuck watching Paddack bust my roster, while watching Kershaw on the T.V.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Please rate these MediOAKer starts this week:
Minor vs HOU
Bassit vs HOU
Minor @ TEX
Minor @ TEX

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Guess they not giving Wander a taste this year.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

I expect a lot of playing time shenanigans with him. They’re going to want to keep him for as long as possible.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

A couple of questions for you my friend.
1) Is Adler Rutschman going to be the C in Baltimore for 2021? If so, he could be back up C to Realmuto.
2) Where in the lineup would he hit?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Evan Longoria has been scratched because he’s butt-hurt. You can’t make this stuff up.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

One more Grey
Tyler Anderson home vs Sea or
Gonsolin home vs Houston?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Tyler Anderson vs Sea or
Trev Rogers vs Philly ?
Both at home

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Me thinks the McNeil train is finally leaving the station

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 year ago

As if losing Teoscar isn’t bad enough…it’s been a day and a half and Toronto still hasn’t placed him on the IL yet. I keep hearing he will be out for “serious time” so what is the hold up?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I think they are forming a prayer octagon and hoping that the 2nd MRI he’s scheduled to get will reveal better news…

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

1. I already have 4 starters with 2 start weeks (Clevinger, Gausman, Hendricks, and Sixto). Do I throw Mahle out there, too? SON hates his starts @CHC and @STL (good Ks but has an under 30% GB rate and a .200 BABIP). I’m 1st in my league overall, but have 8 points in Ks and 6 in WHIP. Boyd vs MIL & Richards @WAS also available to stream.

2. Is it worth holding on to a Bass (bc Dolis and Giles), or a Hirano, given their teams’ fluctuating bullpen situations? I’m 2nd in saves, 10 behind the leader, 10 ahead of the pack (3rd thru 8th).

Happy Labor Day!

12-Team, standard roto redraft
C – Smith; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Schoop; 3B – Suarez; SS – Trea; OF – Frazier, Moore, Winker; Util – Voit; Bench – Chapman; IL – Albies, Judge
SP – Clevinger, Gausman, Gray, Hendricks, Justus, Maeda, Mahle, Sixto
RP – Bard, Bass, Hirano, Pressly

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
1 year ago

Start Montas vs. HOU today or not worth the risk? I’ve got Ryu, Lamet, and Gallen also going so could mitigate some of the risk.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Papa Jean Segura
1 year ago

I wouldn’t. He’s looked terrible.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Watched May on Friday, he’s added a pretty nice slurve. Threw it a bunch, too.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I have a sense that his trajectory will be similar to Buehler’s.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

16 team H2H weekly points…

who should I start for my last 2RP spots?

Urias Vs HOU,
Dustin May @ ARI,
D. Hudson 2 games Vs TB and 4 Vs ATL

thanks again

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Need to drop One pitcher: Hudson, Workman or Diaz? Or Burnes or Javier? Or I could drop Laureano or C Walker. If I drop Laureano or Walker, I must start Soto. Tough situation. Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I wish I could but weekly lineup. If I hold Laureano, I can switch them out later today but need to get roster down by one by first game. Laureano and Workman have 9 games this week. Make a difference?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Or Hudson?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

C-Mart coming back this week… starting Tuesday. Worth starting or wait and see approach?

Wake Up
1 year ago

I literally love the last blurb…

Pflip
Pflip
1 year ago

Meadows is available Hampson as well. Replacing the beloved Teoscar. Who of the two?

pizza5788
1 year ago

Drop Paddack for Alcantara?

Wake Up
1 year ago

Looking something like…

1.Acuna
2.Tatis
3.Trout
4.Betts
5.Soto
6.Story
7.Yelich
8.Trea
9. Luis Robert

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He K’s too much…

Babip too high…

Avoid!

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Bots win again Kurzweil!

LagunaBobbyI
LagunaBobbyI
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Is there an option to like or love this reply?! Double tapping is not working!

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Need streamers this week:

Boyd vs Mil-Son +18.6
Webb vs Sea-Son +5.3
Milone @ Nia-Son +4.3
T. Anderson vs Seat-Son +9.5
Alex Young vs Sea-Son +1.3
T. Rodgers vs Phi-Son -7.8

Who would be your top 3.

Thanks

Dontbichetteme
Dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I see that you don’t trust Boyd ? Had 3 nice starts in a row. Don’t believe he’s turned it around?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

8T 5×5 redraft:

1. Olson or D Smith down the stretch?
2. K Marte or L Gurriel, same?
3. I Happ or Bregman (when he returns this week)?
4. Reyes or Tucker?

Thanks

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Oof, that Framber start hurt bad. I have him on 3 or 4 teams. He had crummy luck, clearly didn’t have it, and had some crummy umpiring that cost him a run. But Dusty, that toothpick chomping nitwit really did him in.

After laboring in over 100 degree heat for 7 innings and throwing 101 pitches and somehow keeping the game tied 5-5, Dusty pulls his classic “I’m not using my bullpen, but will maintain a chance to win” routine. And we know that always ends with “I have to use my bullpen and don’t have a chance to win.

Somewhere, his fellow members of the cabal of idiot managers, Clint Hurdle and Mike Scioscia, nodded in approval.

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 year ago

Oh great Grey,

I have an OF problem with 3 weeks to go in a points league.
Harper ranked 35th OF the last 3 weeks (10 hits – .185)
S.Marte worse at 39th over all.

Should I hold or consider someone hotter right now: Gurriel, Dickerson, Franmil, Grisham?

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
Reply to  Josh Freeman
1 year ago

Castellanos, Meadows, and Schwarber also available. Thanks!

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You’re the man. Thanks for all of your help this season.

Humm Baby
Humm Baby
1 year ago

Happy Labor Day and first week of H2H playoffs, at least for my league. Didn’t think the season would get to this point. Now if Baez would start hitting..

Weird that the twins are not playing wed and thurs? Picked up Pineda for 2 starts, but doesn’t look like he’ll get that.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

And it’s going to rain mid game probably.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Take one..

Gonsolin, Luzardo, Alcantara, Heaney

Thanks!

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

i bow to the God of SON. having said that, which of these would you **NOT start in my h2h 12 teamer-thx!:

wacha v. balt. SON 10
porcello v. balt SON 19.8
tyler anderson v. seattle SON 9.5
deivi garcia @toronto SON minus 6.8
kikuchi @ariz. SON minus 2.3

Smitty
1 year ago

Start or sit Soler (nursing oblique) this week?

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

nah, have him in home league! haha good? luck

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

drop moncada or bohm for reyes?

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thank you!

would you rather have reyes or polanco?

Gator
Gator
1 year ago

Is 2019 Soler an outlier or is he still a top 75 player for 2021? Thanks.

Gator
Gator
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks. have a great holiday!

DW
DW
1 year ago

Pick one to start this week: Gallo, AJ Pollock or Moustakas. Dodgers have only five games. Happy Labor Day!!

LagunaBobbyI
LagunaBobbyI
1 year ago

Yo Grey, Monday thru Thursday lineup, Soto or Schoop, which ya starting?

Smitty
1 year ago

Home league standard 5×5 choice between Kikuchi @ SF or Urquidy @ OAK? Thanks brother-man, did you catch me yet? If not, Teo goin down might do it

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You’re in so many leagues guess it’s hard to keep track, but right on my tail in our early (November) league and closing fast. Now with Teo goin down….

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy Labor Day

Just grabbed McCullers to have him hit the IL.

I’m like 97.4% sure Lance is the better IL stash over Caleb Smith, but could use your insight to confirm

Thanks in advance

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah; this year only.

You’d drop McCullers to hold onto Smith then?

*(apologies, wasn’t sure if you were suggesting Smith was the better stash or to drop him…might still be a little hungover and phrased my question oddly).

Thanks again

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Will Smith is very quietly killing it with the bat – his K:BB is rock solid and I am hoping his current playing time situation gets him depressed value going into 2021. Talking about potential catcher values for 2021 – where do you see Gary Sanchez? I heard the Yankees are turning him into a part time player ROS

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Basically what we’d get with Zunino with more ABs?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

if that was a good comp, make sure I get credit for it if you mention it in your rankings next year… haha

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
1 year ago

Lamet for 2 starts both home Col and SF
or
May vs DBacks

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

i made a deal for Paul De Jong by giving up Mitch Garver. Thoughts?

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

Please choose one of the following I need to ride the ROS to replace my Teoscar with:

Belt, A. Dickerson, Rodwy, DeJong, V. Reyes.

Thanks again for your thoughts

Dan Langford
Dan Langford
1 year ago

I’m in a dynasty league where we can keep 2 forever prospects for free.
I have Torres as forever keeper but have better options so am looking to move for pitching.

Would you trade Torres for Paddack, Sixto, Fried, or Verlander (they all have good value to keep for next year other than Verlander).

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Dan Langford
1 year ago

Would have wanted Paddack above all others before this year. Now, not so sure.

Dan Langford
Dan Langford
Reply to  Fogimon
1 year ago

What’s interesting is Paddack’s SIERA this year is actually inline with last year and xFIP is actually lower this year.

Based on what I’ve seen it’s just his fastball approach this is different.

What do you think about Sixo?

Thanks for the insights as always!

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Dan Langford
1 year ago

Like Sixto, feel like he is a little behind Paddack in terms of development & learning curve but have similar ceilings.
Always will prefer San Diego’s environment for pitchers and now they have a dominant looking team and future which will pad Paddack’s (LOL) win totals.
Can’t go wrong with either. I’d prefer the Sheriff.

Matt Alexander
Matt Alexander
1 year ago

ROS in Redraft Leagues:

G Sanchez, Severino or Maldonado?

Thanks

Wake Up
1 year ago

Oh 2020 the see section of years. The autumn of the baseball season. Grab your butter knives and pull the wins from your bosoms. Your baby making bosoms. Cry out dear dogs! Why dogs? Why? If I had only known the gender of this bosom baby 6 months ago, I would’ve never drafted Meadows. We were only trying to keep drafting weird but we ended up roasting half of California. And I don’t mean the good kind where you get together with close acquaintances and let them know you’re not friends publicly while we laugh and rib and tell the real truth about how we secretly hate you. I mean the kind where you find out that baseball players should not perform see sections and babies don’t come from bosoms and Tom Hanks used to do network and genders should be revealed by babies on their third birthdays…

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You’re right! It is section C isn’t it? I always thought it was See Section. Short for Seesharonin. Thinking Sharon must be the one with the sharpest butter knife…

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

They used to use a can opener…

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

16 team H2H weekly points league…

Soto (banged up), 2 vs TB and 4 Vs ATL,
K Lewis 1 vs TEX, 3 @ SF and 3 @ ARI or
Miggy [email protected] MIN, 2 Vs MIL, 2 @ STL and 3 @ CHW

Thanks

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
1 year ago

How much stock are you placing into this season from Teoscar? I am trying to get an idea of his keeper value. At this point do you see him in your top 100, and if so what range do you foresee having him?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  fletch f. fletch
1 year ago

I’m putting him in the 60-80 overall range. Feeling like this year was a legit breakout and he will be in a solid lineup contributing power and speed.
Keeper at a cheap price? Thats how Titles are won.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Thanks for the great write up Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league…

Who do you recommend I should start? I need 5 SPs please

Mahle @ CHC and @ STL;
Flaherty Vs DET;
I. Anderson Vs MIA and @ WSH;
Gallen @ SF and Vs SEA;
Fried @ WSH;
Giolito Vs DET;
Richards Vs SF

Thanks again!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you kind Sir!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Need to drop one guy. Ouch. But, will it be C Walker, Javier, D May, Laureano, Riley, or Workman? I got Snell for MadBum and M Keller in a trade so an extra player at the deadline. Thanks for all your help.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

I hope Sexy Dr. Pepper plays this week!

Please share any news before my lineup locks for the week? Is either Soto or K Lewis for this week…

Thanks

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
1 year ago

Grey!

These early games make it tough to stream hitters vs my home town Red Sox! No BOS game today but seems like the early games start before we get later lineups. Anyways…

Brian Anderson or Leodys Taveras? OBP no avg. Seems like Taveras will play most days?

Starting Alcantara this week vs PHI?

Thanks!

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Yeah I kind of feel the same way regarding Anderson. I have been rolling with him all year and he’s had his ups and downs but overall the production has been enough for an OF5 who is playing everyday. Lots of value in steady eddy guys with a chance for more at the end of your lineup. I’m a stat accumulator type player and I hate DNPs. Drive me insane. I’ve owned Corey Dickerson on and off all year for the same reason. Hasn’t been spectacular but he has played everyday for the most part and has helped accumulate at times. Gotta get those starts.

Yeah I like Alcantara too. FIrst week of the H2h playoffs in my league this week. Fingers crossed. Thanks again!

Molina Bros BBQ
Molina Bros BBQ
Reply to  Molina Bros BBQ
1 year ago

LOL as I say this Anderson is out of the line up today. Gotta love baseball.

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
1 year ago

Rant alert: Ok I’m new to DFS. I play H2H here and there. When I do play I’ll start multiple H2H games. I notice more often than not, the people I play HAVE THE SAME EXACT LINEUPS! And usually they smear me. Obviously they are using the same lineup optimizer, but wtf!? What’s the point? Same thing in those 50/50’s. More than half of the people have the same lineup. If everyone uses this fucking lineup bot, and all these dudes have the same lineup, when do they make their money? I guess when a random clown like me comes across “feelin lucky” haha…

Player X
Player X
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah I’ve heard of the “sharks” they will enter 10,000 + lineups in hopes of winning the big payout

Sean
Sean
1 year ago

Drop Villar for Wong, La Stella, C. Taylor, or hold? (Currently have Story and JRAM for steals)

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Sean
1 year ago

LaStella

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Anyone know if Marco Gonzalez gets 2 starts this week? SON says no, CBS says yes (and SON knows best!). Marco starts today but SEA only has 6 games this week… do they do a 6 man rotation?

Philsfan76
Philsfan76
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Never trust CBS for anything

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Seattle has been toying with that 6 man rotation, I’d guess Marco ends up getting 2 assuming the Mariners actually want to win next Sundays game in AZ.
They are in the thick of the Wild, after all.

M
M
1 year ago

Possible SON hasn’t adjusted to Burnes @ Tigers and T.Rogers @ Phils?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Totally agreed on Lugo!

For Wins (primarily), WHIP, and ERA, which 2 guys are you starting this week?

Gausman (2…~$12 v ARZ and ~-$1 @SDP)
Snell v BOS ($21)
Carrasco v KC ($22)
Burnes @ DET (-$1 but I assume SON hasn’t adjusted to him being absolutely filthy)
Lugo @TOR (SON doesn’t like)

Thanks!

I'm Turnering My Back on Trea
I'm Turnering My Back on Trea
1 year ago

For next year, how do you rank them Acuna, Tatis, Trout, that other guy:

1:
2:
3:
4:

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  I'm Turnering My Back on Trea
1 year ago

Still Trout at the top, but looking less like a sure thing than in years past. FTJ is #2.

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Great write up!

Roto 10-team, standard 5×5 categories

C: Molina
1B: Olson
2B: Villar
3B: Riley
SS: Bogaerts
MI: Brad Miller
CI: belt
OF: Harper, Acuna, Blackmon, Kyle Lewis
UTIL: Grisham, Yaz
BENCH: Austin Slater, Brandon Lowe
IL: Garver

SP: Darvish, Giolito, Lamet, Ryu, Sixto, Heaney, Plesac
RP: Jansen, Melancon, Pressly, Devin Williams

1) Which side?:
My: Blackmon, Yaz, Austin slater
His: Ozuna

2) Rowdy Tellez and Manuel Margot (SAGNOF) are available. Are you adding either or both for anyone on my team?

Thank you!

Thank you!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

Are we also starting both

Lamet v COL
Ryu v NYY

In a league where I need to gain in whip, ERA?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

I would

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Is the trade close?

Player X
Player X
1 year ago

Happy Labor Day – Laureano or Arozarena for this week? Decisions decisions…

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Laureano has 9 games?

Player X
Player X
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

A’s play a doubleheader tmrw –

Player X
Player X
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Still go Arozarena?

galica
galica
1 year ago

Grey!!!

Beautiful report, chef’s kiss (Psyche! It’s Chef Boyardee’s kiss so beware!)

a. Randy+Lee OD=bliss! Seriously, Arozarena is Puig 2.0 without the attitude! He even wears Puig’s #66!!!

b. Start these two guys tonight?

1. Gausman against AZ at home (Gallen) – Gausman ($12.6)…Gallen ($11.9)
2. Plesac against KC at home (Keller) – Plesac ($11.2)…Keller (-$20.7)

c. MLB quote of the day for September 7, 2020.

‘I hate all hitters. I start a game mad and I stay that way until it’s over.’

Donald ‘Don’ Scott Drysdale, aka ‘Big D’ by fans. He was famous for telling manager Walter Alston when he came for the hook after Drysdale gave up 7 ER in 2 1/3 innings…’I bet you wish I was Jewish too,’ after Koufax didn’t pitch on Yom Kippur (which fell on game 1 of the 1965 WS).

Holds the record for throwing six (6) consecutive complete game shutouts (1968). His string of 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings was beaten by Orel Hershiser in 1988. He won the CY Award in 1962 and was the only .300 hitter (!!!) on the Dodgers in 1965!!

His 162-game average.

14-11, W-L, .557 PCT., 2.95 ERA, 32 GS, 12 CG, 3 SHO, 237 IP, 213 H, 89 R, 78 ER, 59 BB, 172 K, 121 ERA+, 3.02 FIP, 1.148 WHIP

His best season was his 1962 CYA season.

25-9, W-L, .735 PCT., 2.83 ERA, 41 GS, 19 CG, 2 SHO, 314.1 IP, 272 H, 122 R, 99 ER, 78 BB, 232 K, 128 ERA+, 2.86 FIP, 1.113 WHIP

Cheers,
Ante

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey!!!!

a. You’re so amazing! Indeed, Brock was like less than 10 days ago, can’t recall.

b. RIP Lou Brock.

c. Thanks on both. God help us, hopefully they’ll be ok.

d. Already dropped Gonsolin for Devin Williams – Gonsolin has Houston at home and then goes to Coors. I was hemming and hawing on whether I’d start him versus Houston, then decided to go with Ks and ratio because I prolly won’t start him versus Houston and at Coors? No, thanks.

Cheers,
Ante

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 year ago

Would you stream Pineda vs Detroit OR Gausman vs Arizona OR both?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Big Dog
1 year ago

I’m starting both with pride and confidence

Wallpaper Paterson
Wallpaper Paterson
1 year ago

McNeil has been banged up all season. I think that explains the lack of power thus far.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Wallpaper Paterson
1 year ago

Or this is who he is.